Thirteen Mile cardigan

Thirteen Mile cardigan 1

Pattern:  Plum Wine – test knit for Baby Cocktails

Yarn:  Thirteen Mile Yarns Undyed Worsted (100% organic wool) – 6 skeins (245 yds/ea) in color Oatmeal

Needles:  US 6s

Size:  42″

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Thea Coleman, the pattern designer, has such beautiful design elements in her sweaters!  The stitch pattern on this one isn’t complicated, but the result is stunning.  And her attention to detail, particularly the shoulder line and the fit of the cap sleeves, is what makes the look and fit of this sweater really stand out.

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I highly recommend using Thirteen Mile yarn for this project – not only because it works particularly well with the stitch pattern and the design, ensuring that the sweater is warm and cozy, but also light and lofty – it won’t drag or be heavy enough to stretch over time – but also because this is an amazing small yarn company.  Based in Montana, they work hard to keep the growing and processing of the wool 100% organic.  And, best of all, they’re certified predator friendly – I feel strongly about supporting a ranch that works with wildlife, instead of trying to eradicate any predator threats to their flock.  The best way to encourage more ranches to produce yarn with these values is to support the ones that are leading the way!

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